UNESCO chief calls for investigation into death of Colombian journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the death of a Colombian journalist who died of injuries sustained while in custody.

UN human rights office concerned over Colombia’s military justice reform bid

Expressing “serious concern” over a constitutional reform measure affecting Colombia’s military justice system, the United Nations human rights office today called on the country’s President and the President of the Congress to reconsider their support for the bid, which could undermine efforts to bring perpetrators of alleged war crimes to justice.

UN independent experts urge Colombia to reconsider proposed criminal law for military

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today called on Colombian authorities to revisit the military criminal law provisions of proposed constitutional reforms, warning they could have serious implications for the rule of law, violate international law, and reverse the Latin American nation’s achievements in advancing respect for human rights.

Thousands of families in Colombia to benefit from UN-backed poverty reduction project

More than 50,000 families in Colombia will benefit from a United Nations-backed rural poverty reduction project which seeks to facilitate access to financing and community services for small-scale producers.

UN's peacebuilding tools need to be enhanced, Security Council told


The end of conflict does not always mean peace has arrived. That is one of the reasons the United Nations created its Peacebuilding Commission.

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UN expert on sexual violence in conflict travels to Colombia

A senior UN official is travelling to Colombia on Wednesday in efforts to combat impunity for crimes of sexual violence committed during the country’s armed conflict.

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